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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 28th May, 2014)

Hic Bibbi


Hic Bibbi
Bridge under the railway at Hic Bibi nr Coppull.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
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Comment by: Polly E on 28th May 2014 at 00:26

What species of tree is this? Anyone know.

Comment by: Mick on 28th May 2014 at 08:59

Polly its called a Hic Bibbi

Comment by: John B on 28th May 2014 at 09:19

Looks like a Hawthorn to me.

Comment by: mw on 28th May 2014 at 09:35

Hawthorn.

Comment by: Jemmy on 28th May 2014 at 11:48

News to me... Coppull being in Wigan.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th May 2014 at 12:09

Hic Bibbi is the name of the place, not the tree.

Comment by: Garry on 28th May 2014 at 12:50

Spot on Irene (us Incer's know what were talking about) There's also a Hic Bibbi Lane and a brook.

Comment by: Alan on 28th May 2014 at 12:57

Coppull is in Chorley...but does it really matter, Mick?

Comment by: Andy on 28th May 2014 at 13:17

You can buy the Wigan Observer in Coppull, Jemmy.

Comment by: Alan H on 28th May 2014 at 14:32

Hic Bibi is latin for " Here I drink" It was a well on the old roman road where travellers could refresh themselves. I'm sure some of our historian contributers will fill in the details.

Comment by: Garry on 28th May 2014 at 15:56

Alan..do you mean Bibbi and not Bibi?

Comment by: Historian on 28th May 2014 at 16:36

This area contains what was the main Roman road between Wigan
and Walton-le-Dale.
The road survives as a trackway to the North of Coppull Moor Lane and as a laneway, known as Hic-Bibi Lane, to the South.
The area in the above photo is to the East of the track and lane.
The unusual term ‘Hic Bibi’, meaning ‘Here I Drank’ in latin, is thought to relate to the site of Hic
Bibi Well in the area.
The area has been surveyed in 1963, 1984 and 2011.

Comment by: Alan H on 28th May 2014 at 19:28

Garry, see Historian's explanation, Hic Bibi is correct.

Comment by: Garry on 29th May 2014 at 06:01

Just because historian spelled Bibi, with one B doesn't mean your both right! I say it's BIBBI it makes more sence.

Comment by: Historian on 29th May 2014 at 11:31

Garry, given that your spelling leaves much to be desired,(sence-sense, your-you're), I suggest you type the correct spelling (only 1 'b') into any search engine to enlighten yourself!

Comment by: Garry on 29th May 2014 at 16:32

Two Bs.

Comment by: Historian on 29th May 2014 at 18:58

Garry, wrong again, just like you were with the postcode fiasco back in April!

Comment by: alan lad on 30th May 2014 at 20:52

Pic nic by the well int late 50s beltin they were and the drinking water ice cold from the pipe ,then what seemed a long treck all up brew back to James Square.

Comment by: Gem on 4th June 2014 at 20:37

if you are from Coppull it's Bibbi

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